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Importance of 08th January in History

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1998
Death of Michael Tippett, British composer .
Great Britain
1959
Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as President of France
France
1934
Birth of Roy Kinnear, British actor
Great Britain
1909
Birth of José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and film director (Note: some sources give his year of birth as 1912, but we believe 1909 is correct)
Puerto Rico
1909
Birth of Evelyn Wood, American speed-reading pioneer
United States
1908
Birth of William Hartnell, British actor (‘Doctor Who’) .
Great Britain
1908
The IRT subway line opened in New York, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan.
United States
1836
Birth of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, painter
Great Britain
1642
Death of Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer.
Italy
1107
Edgar King of Scots died.
Great Britain
0871
Battle of Ashdown - Alfred defeats the Danes
Great Britain
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